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Chilli

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Model
  1. #77
  2. 3DV
  3. 3DV EPS
  4. 3DX
  5. 3DX EPS
  6. 5 Spark - x x x
  7. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  8. 6-2 FU
  9. 66 Hull
  10. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  11. 74
  12. A2
  13. Actor
  14. Air 17
  15. AIR 17 X
  16. AIR 17 X HYFI
  17. Astro Pop
  18. Astro Zombie
  19. Baby Buggy
  20. Balance
  21. Bastard
  22. Beach Buggy
  23. Beach Buggy 2
  24. Beach Burn
  25. Beach Cloud
  26. Beach Metall
  27. Big Gun
  28. Black Angel
  29. BLACK BARON - EPS
  30. BLACK BARON - PU
  31. Black Bear
  32. Black Diamond
  33. Black Diamond EPS
  34. Black Vulture
  35. Blackbird
  36. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  37. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  38. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  39. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  40. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  41. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  42. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  43. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  44. Boston Switch
  45. Boxsta
  46. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  47. Bullseye Round Tail
  48. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  49. Cannon
  50. Captain Kirk
  51. Carny HP
  52. Charger
  53. Churro
  54. Classic Californian
  55. Cosmic Crusader
  56. Cosmic Twin
  57. Cousin it
  58. Crowd Killer
  59. Crowd Killer Round C4
  60. Crumpet
  61. CV2
  62. Cymatic
  63. D-Fish
  64. Da Grom
  65. Darkness
  66. Death Proof
  67. Diamond Dancer 2
  68. Disc
  69. Doinker
  70. Donkey
  71. Dope Machine
  72. Double Shot
  73. Dreamcatcher
  74. Driver
  75. Driver 2.0 Round
  76. DX1 JF
  77. DX1 PHASE 3
  78. DX1 RT
  79. Egg
  80. El Patron
  81. Entity
  82. Evil Twin
  83. Face Dancer
  84. Faded
  85. Fader
  86. Fascination
  87. Fat Cat
  88. Fish
  89. Flash
  90. Flash 5'0
  91. Flux
  92. Forget Me Not Squash
  93. Four Channel
  94. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  95. Free Flow
  96. FRK
  97. Fun Shape
  98. G2
  99. Gherkin
  100. Ghost
  101. Glazer
  102. Gremlin
  103. Gromzilla
  104. Grunt
  105. GT
  106. GTX
  107. Harrison Roach Concept
  108. Heckler
  109. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  110. Holy Grail
  111. Hot Knife
  112. Hurricane
  113. Hydroshort
  114. Hypto Krypto
  115. In The Pink
  116. JJF Slab 2.0
  117. Jump Off
  118. Leopard
  119. Lightbender
  120. Little Darlin
  121. Little Ripstick
  122. Long Fish
  123. Loot
  124. Love Buzz
  125. Machine Head
  126. Malibu
  127. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  128. Maxi Pip
  129. Merlot
  130. Mermaid Killer
  131. MF DNA
  132. MF DucksNuts
  133. Miami Spice
  134. Midnight Lightning
  135. Mini Pip
  136. Mini Twin
  137. Mini Twin (Two)
  138. Misc Twin
  139. Mod Fish
  140. Mod Mal
  141. Mod Mini
  142. Mollusc
  143. Mollusc Robo
  144. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  145. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail HYFI Easy Rider
  146. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  147. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  148. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  149. Monsta 8 Youth
  150. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  151. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  152. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  153. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail HYFI
  154. Monsta Box Round Tail
  155. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  156. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  157. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  158. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  159. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  160. Monsta Box Youth
  161. Monster
  162. Neptune's Ride
  163. Nitro HYFI
  164. Nu Wavr
  165. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  166. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  167. Oh One
  168. OK
  169. Padillac
  170. Pedro
  171. Peri Peri
  172. Phantom
  173. Phantom Round Tail
  174. Phantom XL
  175. Phoenix
  176. Phoenix EPS
  177. Pin Twin
  178. Pina Colada
  179. Pocket Rocket 1
  180. Pocket Rocket Squash
  181. Polyphonic
  182. Press Play
  183. Pretty Sweet
  184. Pro Series 1
  185. Project 15
  186. Project 15 Next Gen
  187. Proride Speed
  188. Psychedelic Germ
  189. Psycho Killer
  190. Psycho Nitro
  191. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  192. Puddle Fish
  193. Puddle Fish Libtech
  194. Puddle Jumper
  195. Puddle Jumper HP
  196. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  197. Puddle Jumper RP
  198. Punt Rocka 2
  199. PyzAlien
  200. PyzAlien 2
  201. Quiver Killer
  202. Quiver Killer Libtech
  203. Rad Ripper
  204. Radius
  205. Raging Bull Round Tail
  206. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  207. Rainbow
  208. Raptor
  209. Rare Bird
  210. Rarest Bird
  211. Rasta Torus Twin
  212. Rat Skull
  213. Return of the Jam
  214. Rocket
  215. Round Nose Fish Retro
  216. Sci-Fi 2.0
  217. Scoop Tail Noserider
  218. Sea Gypsy
  219. Seaside
  220. Seaside & Beyond
  221. Second Cousin
  222. Shadow
  223. Short Round
  224. Short Round Libtech
  225. Shred Sled King
  226. Sidewinder
  227. Sinister Kid
  228. Six Bliss
  229. Skeleton Key 2.0
  230. Slab
  231. Slab Maiden
  232. Sloth
  233. Snake Eyes
  234. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  235. Softworks - Dope Machine
  236. Something Fishy
  237. Space Hawk
  238. Spawn
  239. Still Single
  240. STORMS
  241. Stubby Bastard
  242. Sub Driver
  243. Sugar
  244. Sunstone
  245. Super Grom
  246. Sure Thing
  247. Suspended Particle
  248. Sweet Spot 2.0
  249. Sweet Spot 3.0
  250. Tex
  251. The Ando
  252. The Blackout
  253. The Blade
  254. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  255. The Flathead
  256. The Fling
  257. The Greedy Beaver
  258. The Grizzly
  259. The Inflatable Mattress
  260. The Keeper
  261. The Lab Rat
  262. The Madcat
  263. The Magic Mix
  264. The Pigdog
  265. The Pigdog Pro
  266. The Rapture
  267. The Reaper
  268. The Saint
  269. The Serial Keeler
  270. The Shadow
  271. The Shadow Round
  272. The Siamese Palm Viper
  273. The Siamese Twin
  274. The Spam
  275. The Tank
  276. The Tazer
  277. The Toy X
  278. The Toy X Jr.
  279. Times Two
  280. Tiny Terror
  281. Too Fast For Satan
  282. Townsend
  283. Traveler
  284. Twice Baked
  285. Twin Byrner
  286. Twin Fin
  287. Twinny
  288. Twinsman
  289. Two Fangs
  290. Uber Driver
  291. Uber Driver XL
  292. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  293. Untitled
  294. Untitled V2
  295. V3 Rocket
  296. V3 Stealth
  297. Valium
  298. Volume II
  299. Voodoo Child
  300. Wave Slave OG
  301. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  302. White Ferrari
  303. White Noiz
  304. Wraptor
  305. X-Wing Gold
  306. XRS
  307. XRS EPS
  308. Yeti Wolf
  309. Zap
  310. Zombie Wolf
Age (yrs)
Height (cm)
Weight (kg)
Model
  1. #77
  2. 3DV
  3. 3DV EPS
  4. 3DX
  5. 3DX EPS
  6. 5 Spark - x x x
  7. 5'0 Cool Blue Odysea Stump
  8. 6-2 FU
  9. 66 Hull
  10. 7'0 Odysea Log - Lime
  11. 74
  12. A2
  13. Actor
  14. Air 17
  15. AIR 17 X
  16. AIR 17 X HYFI
  17. Astro Pop
  18. Astro Zombie
  19. Baby Buggy
  20. Balance
  21. Bastard
  22. Beach Buggy
  23. Beach Buggy 2
  24. Beach Burn
  25. Beach Cloud
  26. Beach Metall
  27. Big Gun
  28. Black Angel
  29. BLACK BARON - EPS
  30. BLACK BARON - PU
  31. Black Bear
  32. Black Diamond
  33. Black Diamond EPS
  34. Black Vulture
  35. Blackbird
  36. Blak Box 2 (Round HYFI)
  37. Blak Box 2 (Round)
  38. Blak Box 2 (Squash)
  39. Blak Box 2 Squash Tail HYFI
  40. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail
  41. Blak Box 3 Squash Tail Hyfi
  42. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail
  43. Blak Box 3 Swallow Tail Hyfi
  44. Boston Switch
  45. Boxsta
  46. Bullet Twin - NEW!!!
  47. Bullseye Round Tail
  48. Bullseye Round Tail HYFI
  49. Cannon
  50. Captain Kirk
  51. Carny HP
  52. Charger
  53. Churro
  54. Classic Californian
  55. Cosmic Crusader
  56. Cosmic Twin
  57. Cousin it
  58. Crowd Killer
  59. Crowd Killer Round C4
  60. Crumpet
  61. CV2
  62. Cymatic
  63. D-Fish
  64. Da Grom
  65. Darkness
  66. Death Proof
  67. Diamond Dancer 2
  68. Disc
  69. Doinker
  70. Donkey
  71. Dope Machine
  72. Double Shot
  73. Dreamcatcher
  74. Driver
  75. Driver 2.0 Round
  76. DX1 JF
  77. DX1 PHASE 3
  78. DX1 RT
  79. Egg
  80. El Patron
  81. Entity
  82. Evil Twin
  83. Face Dancer
  84. Faded
  85. Fader
  86. Fascination
  87. Fat Cat
  88. Fish
  89. Flash
  90. Flash 5'0
  91. Flux
  92. Forget Me Not Squash
  93. Four Channel
  94. Freak Flag Bean Bag Libtech
  95. Free Flow
  96. FRK
  97. Fun Shape
  98. G2
  99. Gherkin
  100. Ghost
  101. Glazer
  102. Gremlin
  103. Gromzilla
  104. Grunt
  105. GT
  106. GTX
  107. Harrison Roach Concept
  108. Heckler
  109. Heritage Series Thruster - Single Flyer Round Square Tail
  110. Holy Grail
  111. Hot Knife
  112. Hurricane
  113. Hydroshort
  114. Hypto Krypto
  115. In The Pink
  116. JJF Slab 2.0
  117. Jump Off
  118. Leopard
  119. Lightbender
  120. Little Darlin
  121. Little Ripstick
  122. Long Fish
  123. Loot
  124. Love Buzz
  125. Machine Head
  126. Malibu
  127. Mason Ho Twin FCS II
  128. Maxi Pip
  129. Merlot
  130. Mermaid Killer
  131. MF DNA
  132. MF DucksNuts
  133. Miami Spice
  134. Midnight Lightning
  135. Mini Pip
  136. Mini Twin
  137. Mini Twin (Two)
  138. Misc Twin
  139. Mod Fish
  140. Mod Mal
  141. Mod Mini
  142. Mollusc
  143. Mollusc Robo
  144. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail
  145. Monsta 2020 Squash Tail HYFI Easy Rider
  146. Monsta 6 Squash Tail
  147. Monsta 8 Squash Tail
  148. Monsta 8 Squash Tail HYFI
  149. Monsta 8 Youth
  150. Monsta Box 2020 Round Tail
  151. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail
  152. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail Easy Rider
  153. Monsta Box 2020 Squash Tail HYFI
  154. Monsta Box Round Tail
  155. Monsta Box Round Tail HYFI
  156. Monsta Box Squash Tail
  157. Monsta Box Squash Tail HYFI
  158. Monsta Box Swallow Tail
  159. Monsta Box Swallow Tail Hyfi
  160. Monsta Box Youth
  161. Monster
  162. Neptune's Ride
  163. Nitro HYFI
  164. Nu Wavr
  165. Odysea Log - Jamie O'Brien
  166. Odysea X Lost RNF 5'5
  167. Oh One
  168. OK
  169. Padillac
  170. Pedro
  171. Peri Peri
  172. Phantom
  173. Phantom Round Tail
  174. Phantom XL
  175. Phoenix
  176. Phoenix EPS
  177. Pin Twin
  178. Pina Colada
  179. Pocket Rocket 1
  180. Pocket Rocket Squash
  181. Polyphonic
  182. Press Play
  183. Pretty Sweet
  184. Pro Series 1
  185. Project 15
  186. Project 15 Next Gen
  187. Proride Speed
  188. Psychedelic Germ
  189. Psycho Killer
  190. Psycho Nitro
  191. Psycho Nitro HYFI
  192. Puddle Fish
  193. Puddle Fish Libtech
  194. Puddle Jumper
  195. Puddle Jumper HP
  196. Puddle Jumper HP DS Carbon Wrap
  197. Puddle Jumper RP
  198. Punt Rocka 2
  199. PyzAlien
  200. PyzAlien 2
  201. Quiver Killer
  202. Quiver Killer Libtech
  203. Rad Ripper
  204. Radius
  205. Raging Bull Round Tail
  206. Raging Bull Round Tail HYFI
  207. Rainbow
  208. Raptor
  209. Rare Bird
  210. Rarest Bird
  211. Rasta Torus Twin
  212. Rat Skull
  213. Return of the Jam
  214. Rocket
  215. Round Nose Fish Retro
  216. Sci-Fi 2.0
  217. Scoop Tail Noserider
  218. Sea Gypsy
  219. Seaside
  220. Seaside & Beyond
  221. Second Cousin
  222. Shadow
  223. Short Round
  224. Short Round Libtech
  225. Shred Sled King
  226. Sidewinder
  227. Sinister Kid
  228. Six Bliss
  229. Skeleton Key 2.0
  230. Slab
  231. Slab Maiden
  232. Sloth
  233. Snake Eyes
  234. Softworks - Beach Cloud
  235. Softworks - Dope Machine
  236. Something Fishy
  237. Space Hawk
  238. Spawn
  239. Still Single
  240. STORMS
  241. Stubby Bastard
  242. Sub Driver
  243. Sugar
  244. Sunstone
  245. Super Grom
  246. Sure Thing
  247. Suspended Particle
  248. Sweet Spot 2.0
  249. Sweet Spot 3.0
  250. Tex
  251. The Ando
  252. The Blackout
  253. The Blade
  254. The Flash Eric Geiselman FCS II
  255. The Flathead
  256. The Fling
  257. The Greedy Beaver
  258. The Grizzly
  259. The Inflatable Mattress
  260. The Keeper
  261. The Lab Rat
  262. The Madcat
  263. The Magic Mix
  264. The Pigdog
  265. The Pigdog Pro
  266. The Rapture
  267. The Reaper
  268. The Saint
  269. The Serial Keeler
  270. The Shadow
  271. The Shadow Round
  272. The Siamese Palm Viper
  273. The Siamese Twin
  274. The Spam
  275. The Tank
  276. The Tazer
  277. The Toy X
  278. The Toy X Jr.
  279. Times Two
  280. Tiny Terror
  281. Too Fast For Satan
  282. Townsend
  283. Traveler
  284. Twice Baked
  285. Twin Byrner
  286. Twin Fin
  287. Twinny
  288. Twinsman
  289. Two Fangs
  290. Uber Driver
  291. Uber Driver XL
  292. Uber Driver XL DS Carbon Wrap
  293. Untitled
  294. Untitled V2
  295. V3 Rocket
  296. V3 Stealth
  297. Valium
  298. Volume II
  299. Voodoo Child
  300. Wave Slave OG
  301. Whiplash by Taj Burrow
  302. White Ferrari
  303. White Noiz
  304. Wraptor
  305. X-Wing Gold
  306. XRS
  307. XRS EPS
  308. Yeti Wolf
  309. Zap
  310. Zombie Wolf
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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 8" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8" - 27.7L
Review by Yiming
Age: 39 | Height:171 cm | Weight: 72 kg | skill: Experienced
(26/01/2021)

5/5


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Do it all one board quiver! The hybrid that converted me from hi performance shortboards. Great everyday east coast board with future black stix fins. Daily indo driver (pre - covid) with honey comb fins Perfect barrel hunter on quad fins. Easy to paddle, catches waves and planes early. Turns on a dime. Still holds on the steeper hollower waves. Works in 1-5 feet. Highly recommendable to anyone. Don’t afraid to size this around your height and wider with slightly more volume. Ride at your usual rail thickness. Comparable boards: Hayden love buzz/ white noiz, CI NB2.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 2" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4"
Review by Morgan
Age: 60 | Height:178 cm | Weight: 73 kg | skill: Experienced
(17/01/2021)

5/5


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Had a custom made with lower volume....simply an epic awesome all round do anything pretty much board. Fast off the mark and solid underfoot....absolutely love this board. Promoted as a smaller wave board (which it is very good at) but have ridden in some solid Bukit waves and it was epic....probably my favourite all round board ever (after 20+ boards)

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 1" x 20 1/8" x 2 5/8" - 33.7L
Review by John
Age: 39 | Height:179 cm | Weight: 89 kg | skill: Experienced
(13/10/2020)

5/5


Drive / Speed
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A great all rounder. Paddled really well into smaller waves. Fairly forgiving & easy to throw around. Felt like it would handle some decent size also (if my own ability was up to it!).

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5’10" x 19 1/8” x 2 1/2” - 28.90L
Review by Amber
Age: 10 | Height:120 cm | Weight: 40 kg | skill: Experienced
(8/10/2020)

4/5


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Super fun board in almost any surf! I use this board in 1-2ft messy surf and almost never struggle to catch waves. Easy to maintain speed when the waves are sloppy and turns super easy with pretty good stability. This is my go to summer wave board however it does ding pretty easy and had a few pressure dings on it after my first few surfs.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

6' 2" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 35.7L
Review by Mark
Age: 36 | Height:192 cm | Weight: 90 kg | skill: Experienced
(27/07/2020)

5/5


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Can’t say enough good things about this board. Any conditions any time. It is on song. Unbelievable performance and perfectly balanced to get me into any wave I choose. Never a dull day on this board. An essential part of my quiver.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 8" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/8" - 27.7L
Review by Tom
Age: 19 | Height:172 cm | Weight: 60 kg | skill: Competent
(21/05/2020)

5/5


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Great board for crumbly summer waves. Easy to catch waves in trash conditions. Great board for crumbly days making pretty fun.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 10" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/2" - 30.3L
Review by Karl
Age: 36 | Height:175 cm | Weight: 70 kg | skill: Experienced
(10/05/2020)

4/5


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Good board. Paddles great. Fast board. Came with a deep single concave all the way through to a very slight double under the fins. Gets a bit loose above head high. Only let down is the glassing. Seems to ding pretty easily in places.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5'10 x 19'3/4 x 2'1/2 x 30L
Review by Ryan
Age: 34 | Height:192 cm | Weight: 72 kg | skill: Experienced
(29/03/2020)

5/5


Drive / Speed
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Loved this board. Went well in most conditions from 1ft slop to hollow overhead. Rode with with FCS Performer quad set up.

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Rare Bird

Chilli

5' 9" x 19 5/8" x 2 7/16" x 28.29L
Review by Thomas
Age: 21 | Height:186cm | Weight: 80kg | skill: Experienced
(10/11/2019)

5/5


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My idea behind getting a rare bird was to have something smaller then your high performance shortboard that can handle a step drop into a 2-5ft reef break or beachie that would enable me to get tubed whilst still having the option of using the board in below par waves. The rare bird is super fast which enables you to make it down the line past the close out section and I found it excelled on point breaks and solid reef breaks using a quad setup. Surfing a good solid 3-5ft beachie in southern WA I found that the rare bird, provided that I made the steep drop, enabled me to get barrelled a lot easier then my Pyzel Bastard.

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